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symposium

[ sim-poh-zee-uhm ]

noun

, plural sym·po·si·ums, sym·po·si·a [sim-, poh, -zee-, uh].
  1. a meeting or conference for the discussion of some subject, especially a meeting at which several speakers talk on or discuss a topic before an audience.
  2. a collection of opinions expressed or articles contributed by several persons on a given subject or topic.
  3. an account of a discussion meeting or of the conversation at it.
  4. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a convivial meeting, usually following a dinner, for drinking and intellectual conversation.
  5. (initial capital letter, italics) a philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) by Plato, dealing with ideal love and the vision of absolute beauty.


symposium

/ sɪmˈpəʊzɪəm /

noun

  1. a conference or meeting for the discussion of some subject, esp an academic topic or social problem
  2. a collection of scholarly contributions, usually published together, on a given subject
  3. (in classical Greece) a drinking party with intellectual conversation, music, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of symposium1

1580–90; < Latin < Greek sympósion drinking party, equivalent to sym- sym- + po- (variant stem of pī́nein to drink) + -sion noun suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of symposium1

C16: via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpinein to drink together, from sum- syn- + pinein to drink

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Example Sentences

In September 2011, a group of neuroscientists and nanoscientists gathered at a picturesque estate in the English countryside for a symposium meant to bring their two fields together.

The online symposium focused on online learning, cancer research, computing, and climate change.

“So in our specific trial … we do not see the treatment benefits that a lot of advocates believe there should have been,” Mills told a symposium.

Workplace Pride and the Dutch Embassy in Budapest on May 17 will host a symposium on LGBTQ-inclusive workplaces in Hungary.

Some years ago, at a symposium on the animal mind hosted by New York University, one of the presenters attempted to pour cold water on certain widespread assumptions.

Wiliam addressed a symposium of leading conservationists gathered by his United For Wildlife charity.

One such add-on, Zerocoin, debuted at a San Francisco symposium in May.

Two of the events, nearly ten percent of this symposium, perpetuate the lie that Zionism is racism.

Commentary magazine has published an important symposium on the future of conservatism.

Tomorrow morning, Democracy and CFED are hosting an even at CFED's offices to discuss the issues raised in the symposium.

The ἁγὡν of the Greeks is also manifested in the Symposium in the shape of witty conversation.

But Plato has not the same mastery over his instrument which he exhibits in the Phaedrus or Symposium.

Or at times, it would be an interview or my uncle's contribution to some symposium on the "Secret of Success," or such-like topic.

She was extremely clear-headed in her reason, and referred them to the Symposium and the dialogue on Lysis, to prove her point.

Some illustrious strangers appear to have been occasionally invited to attend the symposium.

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